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Windows Server 2008 R2 Tag Index

Microsoft Doubles Down on Virtualization

Virtualization plays an ever more important role in Microsoft's long-term plan. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows 7 SP1 each brought a number of new features to the virtualization table from their respective sides, and the virtualization offerings don't stop there.
Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, TechEd

Microsoft Adds Guest OS Support for CentOS -- Why?

Microsoft now supports CentOS as a guest OS on Hyper-V. With support already in place for there for Suse Linux Enterprise Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, why is Microsoft fishing in a smaller pond?
Tags: CentOS, Windows Server 2008 R2, server virtualization, Hyper-V, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Network Load Balancing in Windows Server 2008 R2

The less versatile of the two main high availability technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2, Network Load Balancing offers functionality that cannot be easily facilitated through other native OS means. This article examines its features and how to deploy it.
Tags: Windows Server 2008 R2, high availability, load balancing, failover, clustering

Microsoft Revs Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 and SBS

It's SP1 time for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, and a release candidate (RC) for Small Business Server 2011 Essentials is out. Find out what new features may be headed to your data center in the next few months.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, server software, SBS

Windows Server 2008 R2 AD Domain Services -- Managed Service Accounts

One common administrative challenge in Windows environments involves configuring user-based credentials that provide arbitrary security context to non-core services. Active Directory schema extensions incorporated into Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced a new feature, managed service accounts, which eliminate a number of drawbacks associated with such configuration.
Tags: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, OS, Active Directory, server os

Active Directory Domain Services Recovery in Win Server 2008 R2

Active Directory is one of the primary infrastructure components of many Windows environments. Its resiliency and recoverability are inherently linked to operational continuity. Issues affecting its availability translate into monetary losses. Since Microsoft introduced this technology, it has continually improved native restore capabilities, most recently in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows Server 2008 R2, disaster recovery, Windows Server, Active Directory

Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack Shines While Silverlight Looks Hazy

Windows Server 2008 R2's latest service pack adds appealing new features, including enhancements to desktop and server virtualization. In the developer corner, however, things are a bit dimmer with Microsoft expressing some confusing statement about the future of Silverlight at its Professional Developer's Conference.
Tags: Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, server virtualization, Silverlight

Final Test for Windows Server 2008, 7 Service Packs

Microsoft is nearly ready to release the first service pack for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.
Tags: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, server virtualization, release candidate (RC), OS

Windows Server 2008 R2 High Availability Technologies -- Live Migration

High availability has been a core component of Microsoft's growth as an enterprise player. Virtualization and the addition of Live Migration in Windows Server 2008 R2 are now key to this strategy. Learn how Live Migration can ensure your Windows Server 2008 install stays up and running.
Tags: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, server virtualization, Hyper-V, high availability

Windows Server 2003, Bye-Bye

With mainstream support now over for Windows Server 2003, it's time to evaluate your options. If you think you have good choices to replace the Windows OS, you might be in for a nasty surprise.
Tags: Linux, Windows Server 2008 R2, Unix, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Ends Windows Server 2000 Support

Microsoft has ended support for Windows Server 2000 and also cut back on Windows Server 2003 support.
Tags: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000

Looking Beyond Windows Server 2008 R2

Spring puts us halfway between the launch of Windows Server 2008 R2 and the next Windows Server release.
Tags: Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft server, major release

Choosing Between Windows Server 2008 R2 Editions

How to choose the right edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 to best suit your needs.
Tags: data center, Windows Server 2008 R2

New vWorkspace Offers Server 2008 R2 Enhancements

Quest Software has announced a new release of vWorkspace that offers functionality enhancements, including Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services.
Tags: virtualization, Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, Remote Desktop

Microsoft Ends Server Support for Itanium

Windows Server 2008 R2 will be the last version of Windows Server to support the Intel Itanium architecture.
Tags: Intel, Windows Server 2008 R2, processor, 64-bit, Itanium

Windows Server 2008 R2: A Good Choice for IT Pros?

An in-depth look at Windows Server 2008 R2 and why you need it.
Tags: Windows Server 2008 R2